Period
to 16 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Data Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Science over the 6 months to 16 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Science
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 97 66 80
Rank change year-on-year -31 +14 +28
Permanent jobs citing Data Science 35 88 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.88% 3.59% 2.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 3.82% 3.04%
Number of salaries quoted 23 66 43
Edinburgh median annual salary £55,000 £33,425 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +64.55% -21.35% -34.62%
10th Percentile £43,750 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £76,250 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £52,500 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% -5.26%

Data Science is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,718 2,301 2,530
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 92.47% 93.80% 93.05%
Number of salaries quoted 944 1,450 1,613
Edinburgh median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,525 £71,375 £67,500
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Data Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Data Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Data Science in Edinburgh

Data Science
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Science in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Data Science in Edinburgh

Data Science
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Science in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 16 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Data Science in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, IT jobs citing Data Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Data Science.

1 24 (68.57%) Machine Learning
1 24 (68.57%) Analytics
2 20 (57.14%) Python
3 19 (54.29%) Data Analytics
4 17 (48.57%) Degree
5 15 (42.86%) Mathematics
6 13 (37.14%) Algorithms
7 12 (34.29%) Linux
8 11 (31.43%) Software Engineering
8 11 (31.43%) Computer Science
9 9 (25.71%) Statistics
9 9 (25.71%) Finance
10 8 (22.86%) SQL
10 8 (22.86%) Big Data
10 8 (22.86%) R
11 7 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
11 7 (20.00%) Visualisation
11 7 (20.00%) Statistical Modelling
11 7 (20.00%) MATLAB
12 6 (17.14%) Java
12 6 (17.14%) Data Modelling
12 6 (17.14%) Physics
12 6 (17.14%) Statistical Analysis
12 6 (17.14%) Numerate Degree
13 5 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (14.29%) Relational Database
13 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (14.29%) Apache Spark
13 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
14 4 (11.43%) Data Analysis

Data Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (14.29%) Apache Spark
2 4 (11.43%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (8.57%) SAS
4 2 (5.71%) Apache Airflow
4 2 (5.71%) Luigi
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) GCP
2 2 (5.71%) Azure
2 2 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.86%) AWS
3 1 (2.86%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) Big Data
2 5 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 4 (11.43%) Hadoop
3 4 (11.43%) RDBMS
4 3 (8.57%) BigQuery
5 2 (5.71%) MySQL
5 2 (5.71%) NoSQL
5 2 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.86%) Apache Hive
6 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.86%) Data Lake
6 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.86%) Power BI
6 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.86%) GitLab
1 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (25.71%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.57%) Marketing
4 2 (5.71%) Advertising
5 1 (2.86%) Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Data Scientist
2 6 (17.14%) Data Manager
3 5 (14.29%) Data Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Graduate
4 4 (11.43%) Analytics Manager
4 4 (11.43%) Data Analytics Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Data Science Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Development Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Development Team Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Data Scientist
6 2 (5.71%) Software Development Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Software Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Analytics Developer
7 1 (2.86%) C# Software Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Data Visualisation Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Machine Learning Scientist
7 1 (2.86%) Senior C# Software Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Splunk Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) CSS
1 4 (11.43%) HTML
1 4 (11.43%) JSON
2 3 (8.57%) Natural Language Processing
3 2 (5.71%) AngularJS
3 2 (5.71%) CSS3
4 1 (2.86%) Dask
4 1 (2.86%) Entity Framework
4 1 (2.86%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.86%) HTML5
4 1 (2.86%) JPA
4 1 (2.86%) Kafka
4 1 (2.86%) Node.js
4 1 (2.86%) React
4 1 (2.86%) REST
4 1 (2.86%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (2.86%) Spring
4 1 (2.86%) Spring Boot
4 1 (2.86%) Web Services
4 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (37.14%) Algorithms
2 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.57%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (5.71%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Linux
2 3 (8.57%) Windows
3 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (68.57%) Analytics
1 24 (68.57%) Machine Learning
2 19 (54.29%) Data Analytics
3 15 (42.86%) Mathematics
4 11 (31.43%) Computer Science
4 11 (31.43%) Software Engineering
5 9 (25.71%) Statistics
6 7 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
6 7 (20.00%) Statistical Modelling
6 7 (20.00%) Visualisation
7 6 (17.14%) Data Modelling
7 6 (17.14%) Physics
7 6 (17.14%) Statistical Analysis
8 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (11.43%) Bioinformatics
9 4 (11.43%) Data Analysis
9 4 (11.43%) Financial Modelling
9 4 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (8.57%) Experimental Design
10 3 (8.57%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 20 (57.14%) Python
2 8 (22.86%) R
2 8 (22.86%) SQL
3 7 (20.00%) MATLAB
4 6 (17.14%) Java
5 3 (8.57%) Bash Shell
5 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.71%) Scala
6 2 (5.71%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.86%) C#
7 1 (2.86%) C++
7 1 (2.86%) F#
7 1 (2.86%) Ruby
7 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (48.57%) Degree
2 6 (17.14%) Numerate Degree
3 5 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (11.43%) PhD
5 1 (2.86%) CCNA
5 1 (2.86%) CCNP
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) QA
2 3 (8.57%) GLP
2 3 (8.57%) GMP
2 3 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (8.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Kibana
2 2 (5.71%) Oozie
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
1 3 (8.57%) Minitab
1 3 (8.57%) SAP
2 2 (5.71%) Canon
2 2 (5.71%) Splunk